Calvin Alagot

Ryan Smith of United Way of Greater Los Angeles

L.A. Protesters Say Jerry Brown's $1 Billion Is Owed to Poor Students

Nearly 200 students, teachers and parents rallied outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters today, delivering a 10,000-signature petition to the LAUSD school board that demands it spend $1 billion in incoming state funds on enriched programs and academic help for low-income, at-risk and foster kids living in the city's highest concentrations of......
Scott Pelley on the set of CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News Gives the West Coast Some Love

Breaking news on the West Coast? CBS is on it. The network began airing a "Western edition" of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley three months ago. The idea is to give West Coast viewers more relevant broadcasts by swapping out stories to feature West Coast, or breaking, news more prominently......
Patricia Saiz

Disabled People Forced to Live in West Adams Horror House, City Says

About 80 physically and mentally disabled residents crammed inside two "assisted living" homes in the historic West Adams district were punished if they missed their bi-daily religious services, according to a civil complaint filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer. Punishments included having to stand by a tree for hours, transcribing......
If you're handy

Home Depot to Hire 2,000 People in L.A.

To accommodate the demands of spring do-it-yourselfers, The Home Depot is seeking to hire about 2,000 employees for in-store positions ranging from cashiers to department supervisors in the greater Los Angeles area, and 80,000 nationwide. With 66 stores in this region, District Manager John Cruz, says the positions available will......
The tight-knit cottage community where Kim and Jose Garcia's rent was more than doubled.; Credit: Calvin Alagot

Culver City's Gentrification Sparks Rent Control Fight

Culver City natives Kim and Jose Garcia lived at 4047 Duquesne Avenue for 19 years until 2013, when a new landlord doubled their rent from $975 to $1,900. Everyone at the 12-unit property left to escape the stiff rent hikes - all but one. The Culver City Council has spent......
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